Implementation Plan for 2017 LTEP

The IESO is developing an Implementation Plan for nine specific initiatives in the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan for which it will be responsible, to be submitted to the Ministry of Energy by January 31, 2018, as required under the Energy Statue Law Amendment Act, 2016. The Implementation Plan will outline the context, engagement scope and objectives, estimated timelines and identify deliverables for each of the nine directed initiatives.

The IESO is engaging stakeholders, communities, and First Nations and Métis from the beginning to ensure that initiatives are developed collectively by all impacted parties. This includes initial engagement on the Implementation Plan and post-Implementation Plan engagements to develop and deliver on each initiative.

The nine initiatives in the 2017 LTEP for which the IESO will be responsible are:

  • Review and propose options to improve energy support programs to First Nations and Métis, with the objective of better aligning programs with community needs and interests
  • Prepare a report on options to improve conservation programs, and access to programs, for First Nations and Métis. The report timing should be aligned with the Mid-Term Review of the Conservation First Framework
  • Develop a program, administered by the IESO to support a select number of innovative renewable distributed generation demonstration projects, strategically located and paired with other distributed energy resources and smart grid technologies, as well as virtual net-metering demonstration projects
  • In coordination with the OEB, review market rules, industry codes and regulations, in order to identify potential obstacles to fair competition for energy storage with other technologies in the delivery of services, and where appropriate, propose mitigation strategies
  • Identify options for pilot projects that evaluate the electricity system benefits, costs and GHG emission reductions of using electricity to create hydrogen
  • Develop a formal integrated bulk system planning process that ensures solutions are identified transparently as needs materialize. The process shall also include a coordinated, cost-effective, long-term approach to replacing transmission assets at end-of-life.
  • Develop a competitive transmitter selection or transmission procurement process that is transparent, efficient and able to respond to changing policy, market and system needs
  • Review and report on the regional planning process, taking into account lessons learned, and provide options and recommendations
  • Review and report on technical criteria used to assess customer reliability in order to identify and evaluate options for local area enhancements.

More information on the Implementation Plan engagement initiative is found on the engagement webpage.